90's Internet sensation AOL announced today that it has purchased The Huffington Post. (Mostly sarcastic) reactions began to flood Twitter early this morning and have continued throughout the day. Here's a sample of what top tweeters think of the new AOL-HuffPo combo.
@Delrayser wonders if AOL will return to one of their early marketing strategies to promote the new merger.
I can't wait 'til AOLHuffPo starts mailing me CD-ROMs of celebrity cleavage slideshows!
Andy Borowitz was expecting a bigger cut from the deal.
My share of the Huffington Post sale, zero dollars, was a little disappointing.
Funny or Die recalls the sound of anticipation from the days when AOL and dial-up internet were cool.
AOL bought Huffington Post. You are now hearing the dial up noise inside of your head. BREEEEWaaAAhbreEEEwahWah. We miss you, 90's. Kinda.
Writer/Film Producer Michael Shea wonders how much AOL would pay for his blog?
Cartoonist Matt Bors calls out HuffPo for not paying writers, wonders if Arianna's newly acquired millions will signal a change.
Since HuffPo is worth $315 million, I wonder why Ariana Huffington can't afford to pay her contributors who make the content a single dime.
The Daily Caller's Derek Hunter, not satisfied with AOL-HuffPo, envisions a NewsCorp-AOL-HuffPo hybrid.
Cartoonist Corey Pandolph is surprised such a purchase was even possible.
Wait wait wait. AOL has money to buy things?
The Atlantic's James Bennet is curious about the new conglomerate's women's content focus.
Missing so far from (smart) takes on the deal: What to make of the AOL/Huff stress on "women's" content. http://read.bi/fMaijZ
Independent journalist Diane Walsh questions how Arianna's influence will change AOL.
#HuffPo has just been bought by AOL for $315 million. Does that mean AOL, with AH second-in-command, will now be a lefty paragon of virtue?